PART-TIME | WINNIPEG LOCATIONS PAYCP-NA Payroll Compliance Practitioner

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Overview

If you're interested in starting a career in payroll or enhancing your current payroll knowledge, then the Canadian Payroll Association (CPA) Payroll Compliance Practitioner (PCP) program is for you.

The program provides you with the compliance knowledge required to process an organization's annual payroll cycle, effectively communicate payroll information to all stakeholders, and understand the accounting function as it relates to payroll.

All students registered in a Payroll course must be registered with the CPA in order to be eligible for an access code and books. The registration form and complete payment must be received by the CPA at least two weeks before the course start date. Registrations can be completed online, faxed or emailed (available at www.payroll.ca under Certification>Registration).

Certification requirements:

Payroll Compliance Legislation    HUMR-1035

Payroll Fundamentals 1                HUMR-1036 (pre-requisite HUMR-1035

Payroll Fundamentals 2                HUMR-2037 (pre-requisite HUMR-1036)

Financial Accounting 1,  this course is taken outside of the required CPA courses, directly through a post-secondary institution and must be transferred into the student's CPA file.

Membership with the CPA

Once you complete all the educational requirements and are interested in pursuing your PCP certification, you must be a CPA member, either individually as a Professional member, or under the Organization membership of your employer. In addition, you are required to complete the Certification Declaration process. Membership in the CPA provides you with access to the CPA JobConnect site which lists available payroll positions across Canada.

Please let us share important payroll information.



The Canadian Payroll Association (CPA) is implementing a one-year Payroll Experience (PE) requirement, effective January 1, 2015, for all Payroll Compliance Practitioner (PCP) candidates. This requirement will enhance the quality of PCP graduates and demonstrate to employers that a PCP certification holder has both the education and experience competencies required to keep organizations compliant.

Effective January 1, 2015, students who have already completed the PCP education requirements, or are currently taking the PCP courses, will also have five (5) years (until January 1, 2020) to satisfy the PE requirement and apply for PCP Certification, if they have not already done so. 

For all current and prospective students who are taking a CPA PCP payroll course as part of a full-time program at a recognized college, university or private career college, the PE requirement will begin when the students complete the last payroll course (Payroll Fundamentals 2) of their full-time program. We recognize that full-time students have limited opportunities to gain payroll experience while studying full-time, and we have therefore factored that into the time frame for PE completion.

"Having an experience requirement is standard for professional membership organizations (e.g., accounting, human resources). Approximately 70% of our PCP candidates have already fulfilled the one-year PE requirement. This new requirement will improve the overall career prospects for individuals who want to be payroll professionals," said Steven Van Alstine, the CPA's Vice-President, Education.

In 2011, the CPA implemented an experience requirement for CPM candidates, which was very well-received by the business community, students and instructors. This current initiative aims to ensure continued improvement in recognizing the quality of the PCP certification holders. 

Find out more about this new requirement by visiting the PCP Payroll Experience Requirement area in the Certification section of the CPA's website at payroll.ca, where we will be continually updating details over the summer. Further details will also be available in CPA publications, including e-SourceTM and the September - October issue of DIALOGUE.

Please communicate this information to your current and prospective payroll students, and update any communications or materials about your program to reflect these changes. The CPA will also be contacting academic institutions in fall 2014 to update them on the status of the implementation of the PE Requirement.

Sincerely,

Steven Van Alstine, CPM, CAE
Vice-President, Education
Canadian Payroll Association

Admission Requirements

All students registered in a Payroll course must be registered with the Canadian Payroll Association (CPA). The registration form and complete payment must be received by the CPA at least two weeks before the course start date. Registrations can be completed online, faxed or emailed (available at www.payroll.ca under Certification>Registration).

 

Certification requirements:

a.) Education: PCP Certification Courses

Payroll Compliance Legislation   HUMR-1035

Payroll Fundamentals 1               HUMR-1036 (pre requisite HUMR-1035)

Payroll Fundamentals 2                HUMR-2037 (pre requisite HUMR-2037)

Introduction to Accounting, this course is taken outside of the required CPA courses, directly through a post-secondary institution and must be transferred into the student's CPA file.

Courses and Descriptions

(Click the course name to view the description of the course)
Year 1
Term 1Credit Hours
Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL)
In addition to Transfer of Credit from a recognized post secondary institution, other RPL processes are available for RPL courses. Click here for more information. For courses with no RPL, please check www.rrc.ca/rpl for additional contact information.
ACCT-1971Financial Accounting 1RPL
More Information

This first course in accounting covers the double-entry bookkeeping procedures, adjustments, and production of financial statements pertaining to sole proprietorships. Coverage is also given to special journals, subsidiary ledgers, and control accounts. This results in a complete presentation of the accounting cycle for a service or merchandise business. Later in the course more in depth study of inventory costing methods, control procedures for cash including petty cash, and bank reconciliations is presented.

HUMR-1035Payroll Compliance Legislation
More Information

This is the first payroll course of the Canadian Payroll Association (CPA) program and a prerequisite to enrolling in Payroll Fundamentals 1 and Payroll Fundamentals 2. Upon completion of Payroll Compliance Legislation (PCL), you will have a thorough understanding of legislative compliance requirements and will be able to:

  • describe payroll's objectives and stakeholders
  • identify an employee-employer relationship
  • communicate the payroll compliance requirements to various stakeholders
  • apply federal and provincial/territorial legislation, including: the Canada Pension Plan Act, the Employment Insurance Act, the Income Tax, Employment Standards, Worker's Compensation Acts, and Quebec-specific legislation

All students registered in a Payroll course must be registered with the CPA in order to be eligible for an access code and books. The registration form and complete payment must be received by the CPA at least two weeks before the course start date. Registrations can be completed online, faxed or emailed (available at www.payroll.ca under Certification>Registration). The CPA passing mark is 65% and the Work Experience Requirement Application (WERA) is a requirement for certification.

HUMR-1036Payroll Fundamentals 1
More Information

This is the second payroll course of the Canadian Payroll Association (CPA)  program. You must successfully complete the Payroll Compliance Legislation course (HUMR-1035) prior to enrolling in this course.

Upon completion of Payroll Fundamentals 1 (PF1), you will be able to:

*Calculate regular pay

*Calculate non-regular pay

* Calculate termination payments

* Complete a Record of Employment (ROE)

* Communicate all aspects of pay requirements to various stakeholders

Prerequisite: Payroll Compliance Legislation (HUMR-1035)

Registration forms complete with payment must be submitted to the CPA no later than 10 business days prior to the course start date, to ensure the timely delivery of printed course material and access to the online material. For all registrations processed by the deadline described above, the printed course material will be shipped to your preferred mailing address by FedEx (a tracking number will be emailed to you) and an access code to the online material will be emailed to your preferred e-mail address, one business day prior to the course start date.

 

Prerequisites:
HUMR-2037Payroll Fundamentals 2
More Information

This course is the final payroll course of the Canadian Payroll Association's Payroll Compliance Practitioner program. You must successfully complete the Payroll Compliance Legislation course (HUMR-1035) and Payroll Fundamentals 1 (HUMR-1036) Upon completion of Payroll Fundamentals 2 (PF2), you will be able to:

  • calculate organizational remittances to federal, provincial and third party stakeholders
  • prepare accounting documentation for payroll
  • complete year end documentation
  • communicate all aspects of organizational remittances, accounting and year end requirements to internal, external and government stakeholders


Introduction to Accounting (Transfer of Credits)

This course is taken outside of the required core payroll courses, directly through a post-secondary institution and must be transferred into the student's file with the Association. Please refer to the section on Transfer of Credits for further details. Taking Introduction to Accounting before Payroll Fundamentals 2 is recommended but not mandatory.


To transfer the Introduction to Accounting credit to your CPA certification, you should follow the steps below:
1. Carefully complete the Transfer Credit Application (PDF) (available on our website at www.payroll.ca, under Certification>Transfer of Credits) with payment.
2. Submit official transcripts (grade reports, photocopies, and scanned copies are not accepted).
3. Please enclose a self-addressed, stamped envelope along with the transfer request if you would like your original documents returned to you.
4. Attach the proper payment.
5. Send the completed package to:
The CPA National Office c/o Certification 1600—250 Bloor Street East Toronto, ON M4W 1E6 Note: Incomplete Transfer of Credit paperwork will not be processed. 

Please ensure you have completed all of the above steps.

Registration forms complete with payment must be submitted to the CPA no later than 10 business days prior to the course start date, to ensure the timely delivery of printed course material and access to the online material. For all registrations processed by the deadline described above, the printed course material will be shipped to your preferred mailing address by FedEx (a tracking number will be emailed to you) and an access code to the online material will be emailed to your preferred e-mail address, one business day prior to the course start date.

Students enrolling in Part-Time and Online Education courses may be required to purchase textbooks and materials at participating Campus Store locations or online at bookstore.rrc.ca. Student booklists will be available approximately 3 weeks prior to scheduled course start dates. Please ensure materials are purchased in advance, to be available for the start date.

Note: Courses requiring a textbook will show "TR" in the Delivery field.


Click the "More Info" link beside the course's name to view the description of the course.

Course Dates and Fees

2021 Fall Term - Distance Education
ACCT-1971 Financial Accounting 1more info
Location: Online
DatesDeliveryInstructorSectionCostActions
Dec 01, 21 - May 31, 22B. Young219417$709
Location: Online
Dates
Dec 01, 21 - May 31, 22
Delivery
Instructor
B. Young
Section
219417
Cost
$709

2022 WI Winter Term - Continuing Education
ACCT-1971 Financial Accounting 1more info
Location: Online
DatesClass DaysTimeDeliveryInstructorSectionCostActions
Jan 10, 22 - Mar 21, 22M W6:00PM - 10:00PMT. Kehler220093$715
Jan 11, 22 - Mar 17, 22Tu Th6:00PM - 10:00PMTBA220094$715
Location: Online
Dates
Jan 10, 22 - Mar 21, 22
Class days
M W
6:00PM - 10:00PM
Delivery
Instructor
T. Kehler
Section
220093
Cost
$715
Dates
Jan 11, 22 - Mar 17, 22
Class days
Tu Th
6:00PM - 10:00PM
Delivery
Instructor
TBA
Section
220094
Cost
$715
HUMR-2037 Payroll Fundamentals 2more info
Location: Online
DatesClass DaysTimeDeliveryInstructorSectionCostActions
Jan 04, 22 - Mar 08, 22Tu6:00PM - 10:00PMTBA220108$465
Location: Online
Dates
Jan 04, 22 - Mar 08, 22
Class days
Tu
6:00PM - 10:00PM
Delivery
Instructor
TBA
Section
220108
Cost
$465

2022 WI Winter Term - Distance Education
ACCT-1971 Financial Accounting 1more info
Location: Online
DatesDeliveryInstructorSectionCostActions
Jan 05, 22 - Jul 05, 22B. Young219671$715
Mar 01, 22 - Aug 31, 22B. Young219672$715
Location: Online
Dates
Jan 05, 22 - Jul 05, 22
Delivery
Instructor
B. Young
Section
219671
Cost
$715
Dates
Mar 01, 22 - Aug 31, 22
Delivery
Instructor
B. Young
Section
219672
Cost
$715

Computer/Laptop Requirements

Online learning is a critical component of course delivery in all Red River College programs. To ensure each student has the tools they need to achieve their academic goals, all Red River College students require, at minimum:

1.  Off-campus access to a current computer with a webcam

2.  A high speed internet connection

• Recommended minimum speed: 10 mbps for download, 3 mbps for upload
• Slower internet connection speeds may result in audio and video issues. Please keep in mind that if others in your home are using the same internet connection at the same time as you are, you may also experience audio and video issues.
• Please refer to https://www.rrc.ca/future-students/computer-requirements/ for further information on Computer Requirements for Students.


Please note that any anticipated costs are not included in Books and Supplies estimates.

Recognition of Prior Learning

Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) is a process which documents and compares an individual's prior learning gained from prior education, work and life experiences and personal study to the learning outcomes in College courses/programs. For more information, please visit www.rrc.ca/rpl.

Graduate Employment Report

Red River College Polytechnic surveys its graduates on an annual basis to collect data related to the graduates’ employment status, salary, occupation and skill use. In addition, graduates are asked to indicate their level of satisfaction regarding the education they received at Red River College Polytechnic.

Visit www.rrc.ca/numbers/reports/graduate-satisfaction for graduate satisfaction and employment reports.

Contact Information

For more information, contact:

School of Continuing Education
E113 - 2055 Notre Dame Avenue
Winnipeg, MB  R3H 0J9
Phone: 204-694-1789 or 1-866-242-7073 (toll free)
Fax: 204-663-6489
E-mail: cde@rrc.ca

College Support Services

Red River College Polytechnic is committed to student success and provides valuable support services to assist in helping students make the most of their time at RRC Polytech.

Visit www.rrc.ca/supports for more information.

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